Healthy Reading~Blog LOVE

Is it already Monday? Sigh… Where do the weekends go, they sure do fly by! Did you do anything fun and exciting? I had a very relaxing weekend and was totally okay with it. 
I spend a lot of time reading blogs, all types. I find a new one everyday! Sometimes, reading my favorite blog will give me the motivation that I was missing, give me an idea for a new dinner or lunch, and helps me pick out a new workout to try. I thought that I would share with all of you some of my current favorite blogs.  I am in the process of creating a blog roll to permanently keep on the blog, its changing all the time.  
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So here ya go…show ’em some love, check them out! Tell them Jessica sent you 🙂
~ Peanut Butter Fingers  –Love this blog, I am always going back for more! 
~ A Better Life with Burgers –Julie has a ton of recipes and workouts,  I can always count on her blog to motivate me.  
~ The Lunchbox Diaries –I just discovered this blog a few days ago, its fun! I found myself reading tons of posts.
~ Bite size Wellness –A blog packed with information in small bite size amounts so you won’t get overwhelmed! 
~ A Foodie Stays Fit 
~ Eat, Live, Run  –The 1st blog that I ever read….I LOVE it! So many awesome recipes with a twist and loads of personality! 
~Healthy Living Blogs –This is like a virtual HUB of ALL healthy living blogs! Def check this out, there are thousands of different blogs to check out! 
~ Crazy Little Projects — For all you DIY’ers out there!! 
~ The Subtle Statement –Meet Brittany.  She is a fashion queen and adds a touch of vegan/healthy living and also my sorority sister! 🙂
Like I said, these are just a taste of what I read everyday.  I could go on and on! 
Do you have any blogs that you read everyday? Fill me in, share the love!! 

2013 Goals

2013 goals

For the New Year, I decided to set a few goals.  Not necessarily resolutions, but goals.  In 2013, I want to strive to be the best person I can be, in all areas of my life. Who doesn’t?!  I don’t want the added stress of “New Year Resolutions” because most the time, they don’t last. I just want to try to make healthy choices and be a better person.  Sound so hard? We shall see! Let’s get started.

fitness goalsI’ll admit it, I have been MAJORLY slacking in this department. And to be honest, I am not quite sure why.  All I know is that I love to exercise, and I need to get back into the swing of things. I am human, it happens.  Please tell me I am not alone! So this year is all about fitting FITNESS into my life.  
1. Get back into running.  Remember those AWESOME running shoes I bought, yea I need to dust those off.  I loved how I felt when I was running.  I felt strong.
2. Sign up for more 5k’s.  I loved running for an important cause.
3. Incorporate Yoga into my life.  The benefits of Yoga are endless, and let’s be honest… I need more serenity in my life.  
4. Stretch everyday! 
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As for my overall health, I just want to make choices everyday that my future self with thank me for.  Ya know?! We have so much control over what we do, eat, say, and feel.  I am ready to take over.  🙂 
1. Pack my lunch everyday! Not only will I save money, but I will for sure feel better and have control over what I eat. 
2. Meditate.  If not everyday, every other.  
3. I am learning to BE in the moment.  I REALLY struggle with this, it’s a challenge.  Just enjoying the present moment, and letting it alllllll be! 
4. Cooking more.  Experimenting and getting creative in the kitchen with healthy recipes. I love to cook! I need to take advantage of my cooking light subscription! 
5. I want to do more and more research on where my food is coming from.  I would like to try my best in eliminating processed foods from my diet. I do not eat much, but I would just like to be more aware! 
6.  I want to keep learning about how to be healthy and spread the knowledge! 
 I have a lot of things I want to carry out this year.  
1. I want to increase my readers for my blog.  I REALLY enjoy sharing my life and blogging.  It’s fun! 
2. I want to keep researching on how to better my blog.  Stay tuned! 🙂 
3. Attend a blogging conference! It would be so fun to meeting so many of other bloggers and sharing stories.  I feel I would learn SO MUCH! 
4. As I have mentioned before, I am a HUGE reader.  I want to read AT LEAST 1 book a month or more.  This totally doable for me if I manage my time properly (also a goal!)
5. I got a sewing machine for Christmas! I want to learn how to sew this year! I am starting a 7 week program through this awesome blog I found… Crazy Little Projects! I am SO excited!!! 
6. TRAVEL! Anywhere…and I’ll be happy! 
7. Become a morning person.  I want to enjoy my mornings! Its a work in progress…just ask Nick!! 😉
8.  I could go on and on…these are my top goals!!!
So there you have it folks…those are my 2013 goals!!! Whoa!
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I LOVE  the feeling of the fresh new start that January 1st gives you. We have a brand spanking new slate to work with. The whole year to create the life we want to live, and how we want to live it!  I have so many things I want to work on and accomplish. I am SO thankful for this past year. I have learned so much about myself, others, and loved ones. There were many highs and lows; new & exciting endeavors. I can’t wait to see what 2013 holds. I have a feeling it will be a pretty fabulous year. 
What are your goals for 2013?